9th, 10TH & 11TH JUnE 2023
Junipalooza is a unique event because you’ll get to meet some of the biggest names of the category - responsible for some of the most iconic gins in the world. There are international teams who fly into to say hello in person, local favourites representing, established brands with big ranges and some of the smallest operations just starting out of their kitchens. It’s a weekend of big dreams, big flavours and a lot of fun.
There are no catches, no pay as you go G&T's - so long as you are in tip top condition, you can sample away.
For our London 2023 event, you'll also have the opportunity to buy directly from some of the makers, while Spirits Kiosk will be on hand with all of the gins in one place, so that you can conveniently do it all in one go. The even better news is that each ticket holder is entitled to £5 OFF any purchase of gin from Spirits Kiosk, during or after the event (*Terms and Conditions apply).
This year, we've decided to focus on curation and are placing the spotlight on fewer producers!
By giving each space & inviting them to build their own spaces should they want to in order to bring to life their brands in unique and immersive ways - the focus will firmly be on experiencing the broader context behind the gins being served. Let's see what they get up to!
Free to attend masterclasses will be back and focussed on trends and the future of gin. We also want to make sure Junipalooza is as much as fun as possible so we will have music along with a bar and food stands to keep you in tip top shape. To do so, we'll be have invited Campari to host the bar to include Aperitivo style cocktails.
Our guarantee is simple - you will get unbeatable access to the people and behind the brand names, behind the stills and get to taste all of their compelling offerings.
Meet TheSE Distillers
SPIRITS Kiosk SHOP
For our London 2023 event, you'll also have the opportunity to buy directly from some of the makers, while Spirits Kiosk will be on hand with all of the gins in one place, so that you can conveniently do it all in one go.
The even better news is that each ticket holder is entitled to £5 OFF any purchase of gin from Spirits Kiosk, during or after the event. Terms and Conditions apply.
6.30 - The Margarita vs Gin Daisy
7.15 - Gin vs. Tequila: A Spirited Dialogue
8.15 - Trend Tides: Celebrity Endorsements and Flavour Infusions
9.00 - Equal parts everything
12.30 – Red Snapper vs Bloody Maria
1.15 - Gin vs. Tequila: A Spirited Dialogue
2.15 - Crafting Sustainability: A New Era for Gin Production
3.00 - The Margarita vs Gin Daisy
5.30 - The Margarita vs Gin Daisy
6.15 - Terroir Talks: A deep dive into the home provenance and regionality of agave
7.15 - Trend Tides: Celebrity Endorsements and Flavour Infusions
8.00 - Equal parts everything
1.00 - Crafting Sustainability: A New Era for Gin Production
2.00 - Crafting Ranges: The Business of building a distillery offering
3.00 - Crafting the Future: Brand Evolution in the Age of Global Opportunities
Your ticket entitles you to sample whichever gins you’d like to try (responsibly) from any of the stands - at no further cost. While all samples are made available either neat or with a splash of tonic, we, along with the distillers behind the stands reserve the right to refuse service if we consider it inappropriate to do so, in accordance with responsible drinking guidelines.
There is no cloak room.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
You must be over the age of 18 to enter Junipalooza. Tobacco Dock security operates a challenge 25 policy on the door and will need to see either a drivers licence or passport if ID is requested.
We do allow adults who have bought tickets to bring their children (under the age of 5) along, as long as there are two adults per child. As it is a gin show, please be aware there will be nothing to cater to children. It is all about gin. Please also be aware that we cannot accept any form of underage drinking whatsoever - even if it is the parent giving a seemingly innocent "sip, try, test" to their own child. Anyone seen doing this will be asked to leave immediately.
We understand this can happen and in principal this is fine - we will issue a refund. However, please note that we only accept and process refunds submitted 30 days before the event start date. After this point, all tickets are non refundable regardless of the reason.
Please note that although the sessions close at 22:00 on the Friday, 16.00 & 21.00 on the Saturday, and at 16.00 on the Sunday, samples from producers and the sale of cocktails will stop 15 minutes prior to the end of each session. This is to allow for enough time to finish your drinks comfortably, and to give enough time for those looking to buy any bottles off the producers or the Kiosk to do so, before we have to ask everyone to make their way home.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Tobacco Dock is located at the junction of Wapping Lane and Pennington Street, E1.
The nearest Overground station is Wapping - no more than 5 minute walk from the venue.
We strongly recommend not driving to the venue, as it is a drinks festival, there is however a Pay and Display carpark opposite.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Curious minds and water are always welcome! We strongly encourage responsible drinking so there will be plenty of freely available water at each stand. If you would like to bring your own bottle, that's also fine.
Eating is strongly advised! Tobacco Dock offer some catering options that will be open throughout the event, but we'd also advise you to eat a hearty meal before going. Please note that unfortunately, Tobacco Dock do not allow guests to bring in food to the event.
We do not allow anyone to bring in their own gin / alcohol.
We do not allow people to bring their own tonics (there are loads of different brands at the show, there is no need!)
We do not allow anyone to bring their own glassware.
We will not have a cloak room and will not be able to store bags or coats.